Were Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Legal?

The purpose of this article is to answer the question, “Were Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Legal?” To answer this question, this article will, first, consider the use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) in the larger historical context by providing a brief synopsis of the history of interrogations. This overview will demonstrate that legal standards evolve as... Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget About the De-Churched

Somewhere between the “churched” and “unchurched” classifications is a neglected and overlooked group.[1] In some communities, the largest group of people that the church will engage with the gospel is made up of persons who, in the past, attended, joined, or were active in churches. Yet, for some reason, they are no longer connected to... Continue Reading →

Law School & Pastoral Ministry

Over the past three years, I've been asked a variety of questions about law school and how it relates to pastoral ministry. Most of these questions, however, revolve around two issues. First, people want to know HOW someone can be both a lawyer and a pastor. For many people, this is a moral question. That... Continue Reading →

The Buddha: Sage, Saint, or Savior?

To honor their departed heroes, disciples of charismatic and influential religious leaders sometimes exaggerate their lives, sayings, and/or contributions.[1]  The legacy of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is no exception. The Indian sage's life is an excellent example of how a man’s disciples will embellish his life and message far beyond what he did or taught.... Continue Reading →

Who has INFLUENCED you?

Is it possible to be influenced by people that you've never met? Of course, it is; however, you must recognize the limits of this influence. First, you've not been influenced by the person as much as you have been by his or her story and ideas. Don't get me wrong here, I realize that the... Continue Reading →

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